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Neuroscience and Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement Learning ⭐, Neuroscience ⭐

Reinforcement Learning ⭐ is similar to how humans learn:

  • Learning by trial-and-error
  • Reward is often delayed

TD errors (Temporal Difference Learning) model the activity of dopamine neurons (Schultz et al., 1997)


Schultz, W., Dayan, P., & Montague, P. R., A neural substrate of prediction and reward, Science, 275(5306), 1593–1599 (1997).

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